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O2 Science adds to its collection

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09/30/2002

TEMPE, Ariz. - O2 Science continues to grow closer to its goal of building a home respiratory company with 25 branches.

Last month, the company announced that it had completed two acquisitions and opened two additional branches, bringing its grand total to 14.

iBot maker revs up sales force

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09/30/2002

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - Independence Technologies, makers of the $100 million iBot wheelchair, have begun looking for sales reps with PT/OT backgrounds to sell its stair-climbing power chair.

Marketing

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09/30/2002

Competitors who push the limits

Where is our industry most vulnerable?

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09/30/2002

Where is our industry vulnerable - a question many of us talk about in so many ways day-to-day. Whether it is in the government/reimbursement issues, dealer profitability or quality of the products that serve our market.

"I find myself in a position where it seems so ridiculous."

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09/30/2002

Study calls NCB a 'near certainty'

MELBOURNE, Fla. - A national competitive bidding program would eliminate half the nation's Medicare suppliers and reduce operating margins by 80%, according to a stark new analysis by the Weeks Group.

Protecting yourself from legal liability

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09/30/2002

"Firestone and Ford Recall Over 14 Million Tires With Safety Defect." "Century Products Recalls Car Seats Due To Defective Seat Restraints." "Phen Fen Drug Maker Settles Class Action Law Suit For $3.75 Billion."

AAH responds to Scully

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09/30/2002

WASHINGTON -  Policy makers, including Mr. Scully, would like the public to believe that competitive bidding for DMEPOS would emulate the private market. Competitive bidding is, after all, the cornerstone of free enterprise and as American as "Old Glory" herself.

A web of Web options

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09/30/2002

It has been eight years since the dawn of the Internet age and HME providers have largely avoided using cyberspace as a commercial vehicle during that time.

Americans live longer but fatter

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09/30/2002

WASHINGTON - Although life expectancy is up and infant mortality is down, a majority of Americans are overweight, physically lazy and pay more for health care than any other nation, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control.

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